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Reclaiming the media: communication rights and democratic media roles

Cammaerts, Bart and Carpentier, Nico, eds. (2007) Reclaiming the media: communication rights and democratic media roles. European communication research and education association series. , 3 Intellect, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781841501635

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At the beginning of the 21st century, it hardly goes uncontested anymore that media organisations play an important role in democracy. The main questions have now become whether the contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to our democracies, how their democratic investment can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded. This book aims to look at four thematic areas that structure the opportunities for democratising (media) democracy. A first section is devoted to citizenship and the public spheres, giving special attention to the general theme of communication rights. The second section elaborates further on a notion central to communication rights, namely that of participation. The third section returns to the traditional representational role in relation to democracy and citizenship, scrutinizing and criticizing the democratic efforts of contemporary journalism. The fourth section moves outside of the (traditional) media system, and deals with the diversity of media and communication strategies of activists.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2007 Intellect Books
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 01:36

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